Padmashree awardee Lakshmikutty from Kerala is famously known as ‘poison healer’. The 75-yr-old tribal woman belongs to Kallar forest area of Thiruvananthapuram district and has been practicing traditional medicine for the past 50 years
Lakshmikutty has a vast knowledge of herbal and traditional medicine which she uses for the treatment of poisoning due to snake bites and many other diseases.
According to her, nature offers the cure for all kinds of sickness. The knowledge of traditional medicine was passed on to her from her mother who was a midwife.
She says that she keenly watch the nature, it has all the remedies. Even animals and fish have medicinal power.